So I have been cracking on with my dissertation over the past few days, and as a result, two things have happened. Thing one, I am incapable of writing normally. Instead I have taken to over-complicating my sentences in a desperate bid to soundintelligent and academically stimulating. It doesn’t work, it just makes me sound like a cock!Thing two, I find things like thing one interesting! I am being so BORING.I probably shouldn’t even update this until my Uni work is done, because then I might have something to say.Until then all I can tell you about is Twitter and Memebase which I blogged about last time. The only way I can get to sleep is by watching like five episodes of 30 Rock and trying to dream about being best mates with Tina Fey.
I managed to get myself out at the weekend, going to Lennon’s (again I’ve blogged about this place before) one night. I went with my cousin Laurenand her boyfriend Sam. Sam was in a baaaaaad mood. I think this will have something to do with the fact that when he text me at about 8, he’d been asleep all afternoon and still wasn’t properly awake. We managed to keep him out for a good while, even though he apparently hates bands with female singers (the only exception being Blondie who are ‘alright’ apparently) and there was one headlining this night. To be fair, they were bad. The sort of band where you are able to sing along before halfway even though you’ve never heard the band before!
Another night I went out with some old school friends, one of which I’ve kept in contact with over the years, one I’ve been out with a couple of times and a couple of others who, apparently, went to my secondary school and remembered me (I left after about one term). We met up in town and got straight past any awkward ‘so what’ve you been up too’ stuff and got stuck into a couple of pints. We did a bit of a tour of the bars around the area before ending up in a club called Orange Rooms
(my first ever check-in on Foursquare). After a bit of a dance and bumping into a few girls from primary school, which was kind of odd, we then headed for a late night curry.
I don’t remember the name of the curry house, but I don’t really need too as I’m not going to be rushing back. There were six of us, so of course, the first order was six pints of Cobra. I swear to god, I haven’t laughed so much in aaaages. For one of us, it was a real ‘should have just gone home’ time because the girl with us, one of Wilem’s workmates, had passed out onto the lap of one of the guys and only raised her head to mumble something no one could understand. It’s safe to say, with five guys around her, that pint of Cobra didn’t last. Then Ben (he’s the one on the right, he looks JUST like Bradley Cooper off of the Hangover, though perhaps not in this picture), one of the guys off of secondary school, decided to try a bit of Wilem’s curry which absolutely ruined him.
To be fair, it was spicy. I’ve never seen someone mix dry retching with coughing and hiccuping all at the same time. Every time he did it I literally erupted with laughter. The sort of ‘I don’t know if I’ll survive this’ fits of laughter as well. Then, five minutes later, I started doing it as well. Genuinely, hiccuping/coughing/retching. This only made me laugh even more which made me hiccup more and so on and so on.
Unfortunately that’s been it for me, and the rest of the week I’ve been geeking it out. I have been playing around on my new iPhone 4 though, that’s been fun. It’s for work so I’m not really making that many personal calls beyond ‘be there in five, bye’ and the like. What I have done is download a bunch of Apps that work round this fact. I have Viber that is free calls and texts to other iPhones. What’s App that people with iPhones, Blackberry’s and Androids can use. LiveProfile which is more of the same. Skype which means I can call Hong Kong. So it’s not so restrictive really. Then I’ve got all the Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter, Colour, Scan, WordPress, Tumblr, LinkedIn, TweetDeck, Evernote, Groupon, Guardian, Wikipedia, iMDB, Mashable and Empire type apps too. My personal favourite however is one called ‘SoundHound’. If you’ve heard of Shazam it works much in the same way but has no restrictions. What it does, if you haven’t heard of it, is it listens to the music you’re playing and will tell you what it is and who it’s by. More than that though, it gives you lyrics, options to buy in iTunes, YouTube videos, similar artists and all of that sort of stuff. I love it. I do enjoy just testing it though, with weird songs that not many people know (because I am cool and Indie like that, lol).
Anyway, that’s probably enough for today. You can tell I’ve been bored can’t you. It’s the wedding tomorrow (not mine), which you’ve probably heard something about somewhere. It’s kind of a big deal apparently. I’ll be honest, I’m looking forward to it. There’s a lot of hate for it on Twitter because it’s cool not to like it. But, when you think about it, people are estimating 2 billion people will be tuning in around the world, so one out of every three of you secretly are going to watch it! Also, Kate is really hot. FACT.